How to network to find your perfect job

In this short video for CIMA, Heather advises students and graduates how to network to find their perfect job

Heather being interviewed at the TCS Global Conference

Listen to Heather talking about how Accountants and Lawyers can win business using social media

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  • How To Make Partner
3 common (but nonsensical) mistakes firms make when appointing a new lead partner
13 February 2014

It never surprises me how many firms choose their managing partner based on the size of their client […]

6 things lawyers need to do differently with their business planning process this year to survive
6 February 2014

I was recently asked to cast my eye over a business plan template which a regional firm was planning […]

3 ways every professional service firm can learn from my tailor how to win more of the right type of client
30 January 2014

Last week I visited for the first time a tailor. Not just any tailor, but one based in Savile Row. ( […]

5 ways in which most professional service firms can learn from Ocado
16 January 2014

The door bell went…. At the door was the Ocado delivery man. He was three minutes early.  He then pr […]

How my suspected heart attack can help your firm get better at business development
9 January 2014

The Doctor turned to me and said: In the next 15 minutes it is going to get very unpleasant for you. […]

Are you kissing frogs, or business networking?
9 September 2014

Imagine a whole roomful of  frogs, slimy, smelly and glistening as they glare up at you, waiting to […]

Networking groups are great…and total rubbish
2 September 2014

Networking groups seem to be proliferating, with many, many different forms. I recently visited two […]

Networking for job seekers: Step 4 – create a positive first impression online
8 July 2014

Job Hunting Tips This is the fourth part of a ten-part blog series, primarily focused on the needs o […]

6 essential rules to follow if you want to consistently win work from your blog
1 July 2014

I was prepping for a kick-off conversation with a client to start ghost blogging for him and his bus […]

Step 3: Networking tips for job seekers – build your own personal marketing tool-kit
24 June 2014

Continuing our 10 blog post series of networking tips for job seekers, we come to step 3: Build your […]

What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership?
15 September 2014

You will often hear people talking about constructing a business case for partnership. Actually in r […]

The ‘PowerPoint’ partnership business case – how to really make it work for you
8 September 2014

Recently I have seen a trend where firms, in particular the Big 4, are asking their potential partne […]

3 super tips to help you get through your final interview for partnership
1 September 2014

Imagine this, you’ve got through to the last interview to become a senior partner in a big 4 firm. T […]

5 top tips for being a happier, healthier lawyer
28 August 2014

In today’s guest blog, Alison Gill a freelance lawyer with Lawyers On Demand, and owner of Workout @ […]

5 often forgotten ways to get back up to speed after a holiday
26 August 2014

As the first of September rapidly approaches, many of us are returning from our annual summer break. […]

What do people say about Heather as a speaker?

“Heather recently ran a workshop on networking at our annual L&D event, TrainingZone Live. It was universally well-received. I’d recommend her as a speaker, a writer or a workshop leader.”
Jon Kennard, Editor of Training Zone Live

"I found the talk quite inspirational"
Associate, Reed Smith


"I thought Heather showed great understanding of how the legal sector works and offered practical solutions/suggestions."
Associate, Clifford Chance

"The delegates scored Heather very highly for her session which is a testament to her skills as a presenter and her knowledge within this field.”
Andreas Tsarbos, ICAEW Event Co-ordinator


"I've used Heather several times to present webinars to our clients and the feedback she receives is consistently outstanding. She has the enviable ability gets all the delegates engaged and participating during the webinar whilst delivering fantastic content. I would have no hesitation in asking Heather to present for us again."
Steven Baldwin, AVN

"Her content is always interesting, refreshing and lively and she is one of the best people we have ever used to deliver webinars for our communities."
Sarah Cross, AVN


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation at our conference. It was very well received indeed and there is much positive talk about it."
James Frost, Founder of TGS Global

"Very thought provoking and useful"
Senior Manager, ACCA

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